• History of St. Patrick’s Day
    St. Patrick’s Day occurs each year on March 17- we typically observe it by wearing green and running around pinching those who forgot to do so (much to the dismay of parents and teachers everywhere). Why do we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, and what are its origins? According to, St. Patrick’s Day is an […]
  • Household Cleaners You Can Make Yourself
    For a chemical free cleaning arsenal that’s gentle on your lungs and your wallet, look no further than your own pantry.
  • Make something Monday: kids’ spring crafts
    Do you have creative children? These simple spring crafts are easy, cheap, and a lot of fun to make! Check out this curated list of kid-friendly crafts from around the WWW. Your children (or your inner child) are sure to enjoy them.
  • Foodie Friday: quick, easy and delicious spring recipes
    We have been trying to find some easy recipes that are cheap to create. Trying to find cheap, easy recipes that the kids will eat that are ALSO healthy is almost impossible. Since everyone in our house likes to eat chicken, this one was a winner. For this recipe, you will need lemon juice, sliced […]
  • Spring cleaning: our cleaning arsenal
    It’s getting to be spring cleaning time and I am so ready to make my house fresh and clean and organized again…but I’m running a little low on free time to make that happen. As soon as spring break rolls around, I’ll be on it. Today, I’d like to share my favorite cleaning products with […]
  • Dollar Tree Upcycles: farmhouse picture frames
    Sometimes I just want to make something cute but I don’t have a lot of time to do it. While my kids were in dance class this week, I browsed our local Dollar Tree just to see what I could find. I found these cute frames and began to consider the possibilities. Then, I found […]
  • Free Printable Friday: Spring printable trio
    Since it is now March, I’ve got a bit of a spring in my step…pun intended. Here in North Carolina, we enjoyed 70 to 80 degree weather and everything bloomed out so beautifully, only to turn cold, gloomy, and rainy again by the weekend. *Sigh*. The kids and I are a bit bothered that the […]
  • Housework Wednesday: Spring cleaning tips and tricks
    I really cannot believe it’s almost time for spring again- while the weather here was in the 80’s this week, it’s now turned cold again. Everything is blooming and beginning to flower, though. I hope our cold snap doesn’t last terribly long, though. Today, I want to share some of my favorite spring cleaning tips. […]
  • Life as a lumber: what we’ve been up to
    Lots of really cool things happened last week. The first was that my grandmother turned 80. We, unfortunately, didn’t get to her party, since we had already committed to our children’s first dance competition. Speaking of, youngest daughter performed her solo for the first time ever and she did amazingly. She looked absolutely adorable, too. […]
  • Finance Friday book recommendation: Nicole Lapin’s Miss Independent: A Simple 12-Step Plan to Start Investing and Grow Your Own Wealth
    Last year, I was given a copy of Nicole Lapin’s Miss independent: A simple 12-step plan to start investing and grow your own wealth. While this book is geared at ladies who are a bit younger than I am, it had a lot of pertinent points. I also appreciate Lapin’s humor and down-to-earth style of […]

March 2023